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5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

My Great Experience - Toronto, ON

I had a nose that was too long (overprojected) and too "fat" (wide and bulbous from the front view). I also had other issues - a deviated septum that impeded breathing, a bump on the top of the bridge from a childhood injury, and my nose wasn't exactly straight. He did a fantastic job of resolving these issues, and the aesthetic result is very pleasing. I've gotten nothing...

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Hi RealSelf, I have been visiting this website for about 6 months now and really appreciate reading people's personal experiences. SO like everyone else I too have disliked my nose from back in grade 7. I never thought I had a big nose until someone called me a big nose freak and consequently gave me a complex. I have my father's German snozz, it is wide and droops when I smile and is very...

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Thrilled - New Market, ON

I had a primary rhinoplasty done with Dr.Rival just over 7 weeks ago and I am thrilled with my results. I cannot say enough about Dr. Rival's sense of aesthetic. I have had a wonderful recovery. He is truly an artist in every sense of the word. If you are seriously considering a rhinoplasty and if it means as much to you as it did to me- Dr.Rival is your guy.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

So Pleased with the Results of my Surgery - Toronto, ON

Dr Rival is an excellent surgeon. I am so happy with the results and thankful that I picked him to perform my surgery. He was very professional, honest and patient with the endless questions I asked. He explained in detail what to expect , and everything went as planned. I would not have changed a thing. Southlake hospital staff was very caring and kind, followup appointment to have...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Great Happy - Newmarket, ON

Consultation was great, knew right there and then that Dr.Rival was the right surgeon for me. I had several other consultations with great and reputable doctors but Dr. Rival stood out, he really took the time to hear what i was expecting and all my concerns. He. made me feel really comfortable. Surgery day. went well and recovery was great. I was back. to work in a week. My nose is still...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Septoplasy - Toronto, ON

Being a working person in my mid-twenties, i was eager to have this surgery performed while I could take time off. Within two weeks, i was back to work. There was considerable swelling for about two months, but it was noticeable only to someone who would have had a similar surgery. If you are considering rhinoplasty, you understand how challenging a decision this can be, and how it's not...

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Rhino-Septo-Plasty - Toronto, ON

I've had a deviated septum and enlarged turbinates my whole life and always had major problems breathing and sleeping at night due to the reduced airflow. I first sought out an ENT specialist 5 years ago who referred me to Dr. Rival. I took 4 years to think about it because I was always in the midst of school, jobs and not being 100% sure I wanted to undergo the surgery. This year I finally...

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Dr. Rival -Highly Recommend - Newmarket, ON

I found Dr. Rival after he performed Septioplasty on a client of mine. He said it was a life changing surgery and I agree! I am very happy with my septo/rhinoplasty 6 weeks post op. My recovery has been much easier than I expected. Dr. Rival answered all my questions, was prompt for each appointment. I am happy with the result and amazed at how much my breathing has improved. I have asthma and have noticed a huge difference since the operation. I would highly recommend Dr. Rival.

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Can't wait to save enough money to get this DONE !! - Toronto, ON

Hello!,just like almost everyone one since I was 13 but I had strong confidence so I could put on lots of makeup and hide it or feel confident enough to not care. I had good friends and boyriends everything was great! Til I got in a bike accident AND a car accident. The bike i was 15 and it only shifted cartilage on my left side of my nose so it wasn't that bad. When I was 18 I couldn't even...

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Help :( Complicated Situation Rhinoplasty - Newmarket, ON

So I had surgery with a doctor (end of feb of 2014) whom performed rhinoplasty because I wanted to build the upper part of my bridge. He used something called Goretex? About 2-3 weeks following surgery (after cast wast removed)I felt a bump on the right side of my nose between the corner of my eye where the tear duct is. I didn't realize it was that big of a deal so I was going on with my...


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    Medical: University of Toronto Medical School
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How much does Botox cost?

Doctors may have different ways of charging for Botox injections. Usually it's by the unit, in which case it can vary between $10-$15 per unit... READ MORE

Does removing a dorsal hump on a thick nose result in a wider appearance from the front?

This is an excellent question and one that is often not discussed enough. Patients that have a tall overprojected bridge with a bump typically have a... READ MORE

Question about Rhinoplasty revision vs nostril narrowing. Any suggestions?

Alar base narrowing or nostril narrowing is a commonly performed procedure. I wouldn't necessarily call this a revision as the area has not had... READ MORE

Nose Tip Upturned After Rhinoplasty

In general most patients tip will look a bit upturned after rhinoplasty. This is related to the swelling under the nose and the taping technique... READ MORE

Removing Nose Bump Without Breaking the Nose?

When a significant bump is filed down this usually creates a flat surface on the bridge. In order to narrow this it is usually necessary to perform... READ MORE

Will a 6 mm nasal sill excision make a noticeable difference in the overall width of my nose?

This is very difficult question to answer without seeing pre operative photos. In general nostril sill excision will reduce the amount on nostril... READ MORE

What treatment options besides Rhinoplasty can fix my crooked nose?

Straightening a crooked nose is a challenging part of any rhinoplasty. It's best to wait until you have the funds and then seek the advice of an... READ MORE

What to Do About Deformities After Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is never an easy surgery and the results depend allot on what your nose looked like before the surgery and also how you heal after wards.... READ MORE

Will Revision Rhinoplasty Correct my Nose?

It's always possible to improve a nose. The main question is whether the risks of further surgery out weigh the benefits. Getting a nose straight... READ MORE

How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?

There is no set fee for cosmetic surgery. In Toronto, rhinoplasty fee can very between $3500-$15000. On average a primary rhinoplasty costs about... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Rival

Richard Rival, MD, FRCSC has shared 6 before and after pictures with 100 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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